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Religion: AN ACT OF WORSHIP

 AN ACT OF WORSHIP


Rev 4:11 says"Thou art worthy, O Lord to receive glory and honour and power, for thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created". For God's pleasure alone has He created all things both visible and invisible.

Out of the forty armours every believer should put on we want to talk on a vital one that will open every closed doors and make God's plan for us manifest-This is our act of worship.

Please note,there is nothing like ~Let us be in the mood of worship-we hear so often in our churches. Your praise is worship, Bible study, offerings, evangelism, prayer, fasting, dedication to know God more are all acts of worship. Your posture in the place of prayer like bowing your face to the ground and lifting your hands are all ways of honouring God.Your stewardship in the house of God, fulfilling your divine purpose, obedience to God's word are all acts of worship. The fish that swim in the water, cock that crow,dog that bark are all worshipping God by fulfilling the purpose why they are created.

Worship therefore means total reverence to God to make His glory known. It's giving Him all the honour and praise; a total submission to His majesty.Dedicating your time, substance and your life to God above every other endeavor are distinct act of worship.

David is a man of worship and he saw God's mercy and blessings. One aspect of worship that attract God most is sacrificial offering It is our acknowledging the fact that we are not greedy,nor selfish and unworthy, humble servant that God own all things and He can do whatever He wants to do without anyone questioning Him.Amazingly He give back to us multiple folds of whatever we offer to Him.

Jesus made a remark about a young rich man whom He asked to sell all that he had and give the poor then followed Him and he refused to obey the instruction to His disciples "Verily I say unto you, there is no man that hath left house or brethren or sisters or brothers or mothers or wife or children or lands for my sake and the gospel but he shall receive an hundred fold now in this time houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands with persecution and in the world to come eternal life (Mark10:29-30)

Understanding acts of worship will revolutionalize your life. It will make God visit you personally.

II Chr7:1-6,12-15 "Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifice and the glory of the Lord filled the house. And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord because the glory of the Lord had filled the house. And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement and worshipped and praised the Lord,saying for He is good for His mercy endureth for ever.Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before the Lord. And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. And the priests waited on their offices,the Levites also with instruments of music of the Lord which David the king had made to praise the Lord,because His mercy endureth forever when David praised by their ministry and the priests sounded trumpets before them and all Israel stood. And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and have chosen this place to myself for a house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain or if I command the locusts to devour the land or if I send pestilence among my people if my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place" 

So many of us does not know that answers to our prayer are so keenly tied to our acts of worship. God does not hear prayers of sinners (Jhn9:31,Ps 15). When everything you are doing towards God become worship, you will experience supernatural touch of God. Do not just give offerings as if you are doing contribution in the church but make your offering and tithe sacrificial, a special worthy substance to honour God.This God knows you and your problems; He has your blue print and He can promote you and solve all your problems in a twinkle of eye.

If you can understand that God owns your time, your life and everything you own then wisdom will teach you to humble yourself before Him.

David when he was about to sacrifice to God to hold the plaques of death and pestilence that befell Israel because of his sin of doing population census which God did not send him said to Araunah "Nay but I will surely buy it of thee at a price; neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver (IISam24:24).David understood the weight and power of sacrificial offering to God . A worshipper makes God first and foremost in his life. Solomon received uncommon riches, length of days and wisdom from God for sacrifices he offered unto God (I kings3:3-14)

Ps22:22-23 says"I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Ye that fear the Lord praise Him, all ye seed of Jacob glorify Him and fear Him, all ye the seed of Israel"

Repentance from sin and total submission to God is our noble act of worship. When the HolyGhost comes upon us He will reveal our purpose and assignment to us. This is the highest blessing we can receive from God.Everyone in the world is created for a specific purpose, we should pursue identification of our assignment to the king of kings so as not to live a wasted life

People live in sufferings,poverty, sickness, lack,spiritual bondage,emptiness, sin and wretchedness because they lack understanding of acts of worship.

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